Litter bins at the junction of Hampstead Road, Tottenham Court Road and the Euston underpass

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3748
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Transport for London installed silver litter bins at the junction of Hampstead Road, Tottenham Court Road and the Euston underpass. Camden Environment Services were not consulted about these bins- they were simply installed and  they  were expected to service them. Camden   have not been able to do so  because   they cannot  stop their vehicles close to them because of the red route parking restrictions, some of the bins were found to be faulty,  and they do not have a "beat sweeper" operating in parts of this junction who would be able to service the bins.

Why were Camden not consulted, and as you put the bins there, will you arrange for them to be emptied?

       

Answer

Answer for Litter bins at the junction of Hampstead Road, Tottenham Court Road and the Euston underpass

Answer for Litter bins at the junction of Hampstead Road, Tottenham Court Road and the Euston underpass

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Euston Circus scheme has been delivered after close cooperation between LB Camden, TfL and British Land. Although the provision of litter bins and their maintenance rests with the borough, the provision of new bins was included in the Euston Circus scheme.

The bins selected were agreed with representatives from Camden. Accordingly, bins were installed in good faith but it has transpired that they were not appropriate or consistent with Camden's latest cleansing contract. The units have since been replaced with Camden standard units.

It should be noted that the vehicles servicing the bins are specifically exempted from stopping restrictions and red route controls.